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Old 04-18-2018, 02:08 PM   #1
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Anyone have a clue what a rebuild would cost?

I really love the look of this does anyone know what it would cost to have this engine swapped or rebuilt?

https://m.ebay.com/itm/1988-38ft-CROWN-SUPERCOACH-84-PASSENGER/263608328885?hash=item3d6047e2b5:g:19wAAOSwMURaqbj Q
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Old 04-18-2018, 02:15 PM   #2
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I know nothing about crowns except this one looks so cool, so any info is welcome

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Old 04-18-2018, 02:43 PM   #3
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DD 6-71 is an engine that has been around since the dawn of time and has been used in many things that needed to start without hassle and keep running for a billion miles.. We're talking about tanks, boats, trains, pipelines, heavy machinery, and even some buses. That doesn't make them invincible, regular maintenance schedule to get a bazillion miles includes a lot more than oil changes, and as neat as that bus looks I would be looking at something a little more modern.

As far as cost goes, if you're not doing it yourself, it'll surely cost more than a reasonable example of a more modern bus.
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Probably 15-20 grand to rebuild it. Maybe more.
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Old 04-18-2018, 02:46 PM   #5
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Probably 15-20 grand to rebuild it. Maybe more.
Well that's a bit outta the budget
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Old 04-18-2018, 02:53 PM   #6
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I really love the look of this does anyone know what it would cost to have this engine swapped or rebuilt?

https://m.ebay.com/itm/1988-38ft-CRO...wAAOSwMURaqbjQ
That is a sweet looking bus.. The cost could be low or high depending on what is wrong with the engine.. Sweet bus though.. I know nothing about diagnosing a diesel engine... plenty for me to learn
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I rebuilt a few 6-71's back in the day. If the journals on the crankshaft aren't worn beyond limits it probably could be inframed for about $6k. When I did them it cost $100 for a piston loaded in a liner with connecting, with exchange.
Drop those in the hole install new bearings, send the head out for rebuild, overhaul the blower, pumps, and check out the turbo. About $3k to do a 6-71 (non turbo) in the 1980's.
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You might consider looking at the Crown bus that Crown_Guy offered for sale here recently.

It has a freshly rebuilt 671 and was offered at $12,500.

It is a very nice looking bus.
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I just bought a liner kit with bearings and gaskets, genuine detroit diesel, cost about $2500 for the parts.
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Old 04-18-2018, 08:25 PM   #10
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Thanks guys, that puts if firmly beond my budget.
I'm a couple thousand miles away and work full time not going to be able to do the work

I'll just keep an eye out for the right one
I don't have a time limit but I do really want to get started
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